News Releases & Public Hearings
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|December 20||JANUARY 1, 2014 5K RUN
To accommodate the 5K Run scheduled for January 1, 2014 by the First United Methodist Church, the City of Troy has approved the closing of Water Street (from Plum Street to Adams Street) and Adams Street (Hobart Arena to Water Street) from approximately 9:00 a.m. to approximately 11:00 am on January 1. All other intersections along the route will be temporarily barricaded as needed. The route of this 5K Run is as follows:
Start at First Place (Franklin & Cherry Street)
West on Franklin Street to Short Street
North on Short Street to Water Street
West on Water Street to Adams Street
North on Adams Street to the Bike Path
East on Bike Path, then West on the Bike Path
South on Adams Street
East on Water Street
South on Short Street
East on Franklin Street to First Place
Questions regarding this event should be addressed to the First United Methodist Church at 937-335-2826.
|December 16||COUNCIL MEMBERS OATH OF
The Oath of Office ceremony for City of Troy elected officials for terms beginning January 1, 2014 will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 30, 2013, in Council Chambers, Troy City Hall.
These elected officials include President of Council, Members of Council and Treasurer.
|December 16||CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S
Troy City offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays as follows:
CHRISTMAS: Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25, 2013.
NEW YEAR’S: Wednesday, January 1, 2014.
The City refuse collection and the curbside recycling program will be on schedule Monday (Dec. 23) and Tuesday, December 24. Refuse collection and the curbside recycling program will then be delayed one day starting Wednesday, December 25, with Wednesday’s collection on Thursday, continuing through the week, with Friday’s collection on Saturday, December 28, 2013.
The City refuse collection and the curbside recycling program will be on schedule through Tuesday, December 31. Refuse collection and the curbside recycling program will then be delayed one day starting Wednesday, January 1, 2014, with Wednesday’s collection on Thursday, continuing through the week, with Friday’s collection on Saturday, January 4, 2014.
Refuse and recycling is to be placed out for pickup no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of
Questions related to the refuse and recycling schedules are referred to the Central Maintenance & Service Facility at 335-1914.
2013 LEAF SCHEDULE – ROUND THREE
On Monday, December 2, the City of Troy street crews will commence the third and final round of the scheduled leaf pick-up.
Residents are asked to comply with this schedule to finalize the 2013 leaf collection. Citizens who still have leaves after this final pick up may dispose of them by purchasing “T-Bags” for $1.25 each from the Billing & Collection Office, 1st floor City Hall.
As with the previous collections, the leaf pick-up will be by zones. The description of the zones and dates for each area as follows:
ZONE 1: The area bound on the east by the Corporation line and Ridge Avenue, on the north and west by the Corporation line and on the south by West Main Street, south on I-75 and the Corporation line. Pick-up scheduled for Monday, Dec. 2.
ZONE 3: Area between Ridge Ave. on the West, Peters Road on the South, South Market Street, Canal Street, Monroe Street and Miami River on the East and the Corporation line on the north. Pick-up scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4.
ZONE 4: Area between South Market and CSX Railroad, south of Canal St. to include Southview. Pick-up scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5.
ZONE 5: Remainder of East end of town, from CSX Railroad east. Pick-up scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6.
ZONE 6: Sherwood area and Culbertson Heights area. Pick-up scheduled for Monday, Dec. 9.
ZONE 7: Remaining sections of Northeast Troy--Meadow Lawn, Heritage Hills, Gaslight Village and Northbrook. Pick-up scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 10.
DOWNTOWN AREA: Leaves in this area will be picked up intermittently as time permits.
Where possible, residents are asked to rake leaves one foot out of the gutter onto the street to allow drainage in the gutter. Vehicles should be removed from the streets during collection dates. Residents are reminded that foreign objects, limbs, etc. should be kept out of the leaves since they will damage collection equipment and slow the collection process.
This schedule is to be considered tentative, subject to weather and equipment delays. If there are questions on the leaf collection schedule, please call the City of Troy Central Maintenance & Service Facility at 335-1914 between the hours of 7:00 am – 3:30 pm. Monday through Friday.
The Troy Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited
Agency employees and the public are invited. To offer comments by calling 937-875-0296 on
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Troy Police Department's ability to
ADOPT A TREE PROGRAM
The City of Troy Park Department “Adopt a Tree” Program is available to Troy citizens during October and November for property owners who wish to have a tree planted in a curb lawn. Property owners interested in this program purchase the tree at a local tree nursery of their choice. The Park Department will pick up and plant the tree for the property owner. The property owner agrees to water the tree and give it proper care.
The Park Department will provide assistance in selecting a tree species, and will work with the property owner regarding tree location related to the presence of underground or overhead utilities, driveway approaches, intersections, and/or stop signs. The Park Department will also assist the property owner with advice as to the watering schedule and care of a newly planted curb lawn tree.
Property owners interested in this program are asked to contact the Park Department at 937-335-4612 before selecting a tree.
CITY OF TROY SEEKING CHRISTMAS TREE DONATION
The City of Troy is seeking donations for the Community Christmas Tree for the Troy Public Square.
In view of recent chalk messages appearing on sidewalks in the downtown area and, on one occasion, on the paved road surface, the City has received questions related to the legality of such chalk messages. The Director of Law has issued the following opinion to Troy City Council.
Sidewalk Chalk (pdf)
Energy Costs for Troy Residents, Businesses to be Reduced Through
Louisville, KY. ?February 7, 2013 ?In November, 2011, the citizens of Troy, Ohio approved a measure allowing the City to develop a government aggregation program for the collective purchase of electric power. The measure is expected to be fully implemented in the 4th quarter of 2013.
By law, Ohio allows townships, cities and counties to form aggregated buying groups on behalf of their citizens. Communities then work through an outside supplier to purchase natural gas, electricity or both at a reduced cost on behalf of the city’s customer-members. Governmental aggregators must be certified by the Public Utilities Commission (PUCO), which ensures they have met strict requirements for doing business in Ohio.
The purpose of governmental aggregation programs is to procure energy at a reduced cost for the group’s members. Unfortunately, lower prices aren’t guaranteed simply by purchasing in bulk. Rather, a third-party energy manager typically coordinates bids for the combined load with suppliers through a competitive request-for-proposal (RFP) process. In this case, the City of Troy retained the services of Summit Energy, a leading energy management and sustainability services company. Summit has since been acquired by Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries.
With $30 billion in energy spend under its management and integrated solutions across multiple market segments, Schneider Electric stood out among its competition in partnering with the city. The company is uniquely positioned to coordinate the city’s RFP process, leveraging both the group’s buying power and its own substantial influence to deliver lower energy rates for customer-members in Troy. As of now, Schneider Electric is working with city officials to ensure that the City of Troy complies with all state laws associated with implementing the government aggregation program. Later, representatives from Schneider Electric will coordinate the RFP process, analyze supplier bids, and make a recommendation to the City. Suppliers will be asked to provide two bids: fixed flat rate and a guaranteed percentage savings.
Governmental aggregation programs typically gather members through either opt-in or opt-out participation. The measure passed in Troy uses the opt-out structure, which automatically enrolls all local residents unless they individually request to be removed from the program. With this form of aggregation, a number of steps are required following the initial vote, including:
?The local government must form a plan of operation and management, and hold at least two public hearings to allow customers to voice any concerns over the proposed plan. Public hearings in Troy are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
? Customers must be notified of their automatic enrollment and given the opportunity to opt out. This notification must also state the rates, charges, and other terms and conditions of enrollment. After the completion of the RFP, an eligible supplier will be chosen who will notify residents and businesses within the City of Troy of their opportunity to opt out of the program. Residents and businesses will have 21 days to respond to this opt-out notice.
If you have specific questions about Troy’s aggregation plan, please contact Thomas Funderburg at the City of Troy at (937) 339-7639. For general information about aggregation, please call the PUCO consumer call center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826).
For more information about Schneider Electric’s procurement expertise, visit www.summitenergy.com or www.schneider-electric.com/us.